[OS X TeX] Multiple indexes with TeXShop

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sat Dec 15 16:19:44 EST 2007

On Dec 15, 2007, at 11:32 AM, André Bellaïche wrote:

> In order to make multiple indexes, the LaTeX companion advices us to  
> use the index package. Everything looks fine and easy, but one thing  
> How: do you compile your .**x file into a .**d file?
> The problem is: Makeindex command included in TeXShop works only  
> for .idx and .ind
> Is there a way out without resorting to command line?
> One possibility is to use the old Macintosh application Makeindex  
> v2.12 which worked well in OS 9 (I still have Classic on my i-mac),  
> so well that you didn't have to use aliases for French diacritics. I  
> mean, it used to put éléphant in its correct location in the index,  
> you only had to type \index{éléphant}, not  
> \index{elephant@éléphant}. But there is a drawback, you have to  
> convert manually the OS X files produced by LaTeX in OS 9 files,  
> before running Makeindex v2.12.
> So, this is the second question:
> Is there a way to convert Makeindex v2.12 into an OS X application  
> (to carbonize it ?)?
> André Bellaïche


The easiest way to get all of this done automatically (bibliograph(y/ 
ies) too) is to use the latexmk package adapted to TeXShop. You can  
get it as Latexmk321jTeXShop.zip from <http://homepage.mac.com/ 
herbs2>. By putting the line

%%!TEX TS-program = pdflatexmk

(for using pdflatex, similar for latex or xelatex) at the beginning of  
the source file you can get a complete compile with multiple indexes,  
bibliographies, glossaries, etc., with all (cross-)references  
resolved. The latexmk program takes care of all of the necessary runs  
of each program.

Hope this helps.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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